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5 Reasons Sydney Is Rad

I think some people seem to automatically dismiss Sydney as too ‘expensive’ or too ‘touristy’ sometimes… I guess can see why, but these are just a few of the many reasons why I love it here so much.

01 – It really does have the best of everything! And none of those 3 things are any less cool than the other, they’re all completely awesome. The city is a true, 24/7, hustling, bright light, city, the beaches are out of this world, (and no, I’m not referring to Bondi… There’s more to Syd than Bondi kids!), and the mountains to the West are a total mecca for hikers & explorers. I haven’t been enough other places in the world to compare it to, but you’ve gotta say, Sydney’s got it goin on. And everything is within a couple of hours of eachother.

02 – There’s ALWAYS events happening. Creative & non creative. Food festivals, creative festivals, concerts, everything. Especially in the next few months! Around May/June/July seems to be the hot time for creative awesomeness in this city.

03 – Anyone that follows me on Instagram will know how much I’m in love with Palm Beach. I post it all the time here too, so you get the idea. But it really is one of the most amazing beaches ever. Probs why it’s got it’s own TV show.

04 – Yep, I said it. Melbs is known to be a pretty creative hub in this big old place, but I think Sydney’s got it goin on just as much. There’s always creative events/festivals going on here, which I’m totally in love with. Insight at Apple is one of my fave ones, where they have a talk at the Apple store in George St once a month. Vivid Sydney, is coming up soon, which starts at the end of May! It’s probably one of the/if not the biggest festival in Syd, just because of the HUGE range of stuff that goes down. They have a Vivid Ideas section, where they host a whole bunch of creative talks/seminars/etc. I’ve got tickets to about 3 or 4 events so far!

05 – Most of the time they’re pretty entertaining. Everywhere you go, everyone has some mad accent, or don’t even speak english at all. Good people watching I tell you. They’re always up for a random chat too. Love it.


Koskela + Kitchen by Mike

Now that I have more time on my hands, (and also the freedom to work anywhere), I’m hoping to get out and about more, and do more posts that feature cool digs in Sydney.

So I’m kicking it off with a (HUGE) bang. Some of you might have seen the post on The Design Files, about Koskela + Kitchen by Mike, a brand new showroom/cafe combination, in Rosebery, Sydney. After seeing one or two blog posts about it, I had to check it out for myself. And whoa is it amazing or what! If you’re in Sydney, this should defiantly be at the top of your ‘Must See/Go Hang out at’ list. I’ll be back for sure.

Koskela is an Australian furniture brand, and their brand new showroom also features loads of other Australian brands & artists, including Pony Rider, Kate Banazi (the wonder woman behind those fluro prints & notebooks), Castle, & heaps more!

Kitchen by Mike | Koskela

* I’ve added a new category called Sydney Digs, so in future you can find all your Sydney goodness in one place!


Hey! I'm Sian, and I’m a free-spirited creative wizard. I have a passion for working with people who are on a mission to live their dream lives, and are electrified by the unknown beauty that the future holds. Twelve by One is my place to share awesome finds + write about this amazing world we're living in. Read more here!


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